Grand Gorge bank robbery suspects arrested in Atlantic City, N.J.
By Brian Sweeney
Two suspects were arrested in New Jersey on Jan. 20 in a connection with robbery at the Grand Gorge branch of NBT Bank the previous day. Christopher M. Seamans, 31, of Central Square (Oswego County) and Emily E. White, 20, of Oneida (Madison County) were charged with second-degree robbery. They were arrested by the Atlantic City Police Department.
A warrant for the robbery suspects was issued in New York State and they were charged as fugitives from justice. Following an extradition, they were arraigned in Sidney Village Court last Thursday on the felony robbery charges and were remanded to Delaware County Jail without bail.
The suspects were scheduled to appear at a felony hearing in Roxbury Town Court on January 26.
The Atlantic City Police Department and the FBI obtained warrants to conduct a search of Seamans’ vehicle and an Atlantic City hotel room where the suspects are alleged to have stayed after the robbery.
State Police Capt. James Barnes in Sidney would not give details of the search, but described the work as “productive.”
The robbery took place at 9:38 a.m. on January 19 at the Grand Gorge bank. Seamans is alleged to have handed the teller a note demanding money.
Sources said that Seamans told the teller, “Give me all your money or I’ll kill you.” No weapon was displayed at the time of the incident.
The robbery was filmed by the bank’s surveillance cameras . Witnesses said the suspects fled from the scene in a red sedan.
The amount of money taken during the robbery has not been revealed. Police have also not speculated on the relationship between Seamans and White.
Police did not provide details of how they tracked the suspects to New Jersey.
A felony hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in Roxbury Town Court.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the state police at Sidney at 607 561-7400.